Tel Aviv nightlife: the best bars in the White City

Forget about that beauty sleep. In the non-stop city, Tel Aviv's nightlife will have you bar hopping all night long

By Time Out Israel
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Israel’s 24-hour party capital may have a village-like feel (going clubbing via bicycle is a rite of passage), but the thriving Tel Aviv nightlife scene features a fusion of parties crammed full of character, chutzpah and never-ending 'carpe diem'. Buckle up, because soon you’ll discover that the party never stops – it’s wild, it’s sexy and it’s damn addictive. So when you're done with sun-bathing at one of the best beaches in Tel Aviv, and you had enough of the Tel Aviv restaurants, you know it's time to go big or go home. While there is an endless list of venues to choose from and let loose in, from rooftop bars in Tel Aviv in Tel Aviv to underground clubs, here are our current favourite bars for every night of the week. After all, what happens in Tel Aviv…stays in Tel Aviv. Here are the best bars in Tel Aviv right now. Enjoy. 

Tel Aviv nightlife: boozing at the bars

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Bars

K Bar

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After the traumatic closing of Tel Aviv’s iconic music bar, Shesek, there was a hole in the White City’s revolutionary music scene. Well, not anymore. The bar’s former owner created a new little brother that fits just about 20 party goers. The large florescent “K” that marks K Bar pays homage to the once thriving Shesek. Even with a brand new design, visitors can expect the same wooden feel and wild playlist to accompany their drinks.  

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Phi
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Nightlife, Clubs

Phi

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The hipster pups are filling this most beautiful lounge-bar in town, for...wait for it... healthy alcoholic beverages. Its interior is refreshingly decorated, yet still provides the atmosphere of the desired "we are cool" slot. So how did Phi reel in the Tel Aviv audience from Otsar, along with fresh hipsters, gays, and fearless partiers? The secret formula is probably their unexpected combo of healthy cocktails, a variety of seating areas, an urban garden style that will make your Instagram pop, and a New York atmosphere that lets you breathe between puffs of weed. The minimalist wood decor is reminiscent of a Japanese restaurant, without the cold and elitist aspect. Inside, the bar reveals intimate and cozy booths with soft romantic lighting. Situated between Alphabet and Social Club, at the end of the week, Phi becomes Alphabet's lounge wing, which receives the drunk Alpha refugees who want to get some air in the backyard and settle their stomachs with a Ginger-Kale-Arak drink. Those who combine the two places will find the Phi is almost perfect: there are almost no clubs in Tel Aviv that offer this sort of chill, Berlinesque courtyard. The beauty is that the Phi is not just for night crawlers; the inside tables contain seating for laptop loungers, and most importantly, the place is open during the daytime hours, so you can easily bring your eager beaver colleague from the United States to show ‘em some true Tel Avivian vibes.

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Bars, Dive bars

Sputnik Bar

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Nightlife lovers have no fear, Sputnik is here! With multiple rooms and a massive outdoor garden, there is a cozy spot for everyone to have a drink or get wild on the dance floor. Those looking for strong drinks, loud music, and a party till the sun comes up have found their home. 

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Romano
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Nightlife, Nightlife

Beit Romano

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This is the go-to bar for the cool and beautiful hipster crowd of Tel Aviv’s preeminent hipster kingdom. DJs play sets fusing funk and reggae, electro and hip-hop – and never tire until the early hours of the morning. With plenty of beer on tap and a real groovy crowd, this is a must-visit if you have even an ounce of bohemian blood bubbling inside of you.

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Bars, Cocktail bars

Bell Boy

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Redefining the bar experience since 2014, Bell Boy bar has one simple motto: “everyone deserves to have fun.” They pride themselves on an approach to food and drinks that is slightly out of the ordinary. We’d tell you what they mean, but we don’t want to ruin the surprise. You’ll just have to come to the lobby of the Bedichevsky boutique hotel to see for yourself. Reserving a table ahead of time is a smart idea as the place is as popular as it is stylish.

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Rokoko
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Bars, Beer bars

Durak

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A cute underground hipster bar – with even cuter waitresses – Rokoko has great DJ-spun music and a friendly crowd. While some bars have a rotating tap, Rokoko takes it one step further with a rotating DJ. The bar is known for featuring a different mixmaster each night, sometimes even its own multitalented staff members. 

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Sputnik
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Bars, Dive bars

Sputnik Bar

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Nightlife lovers have no fear, Sputnik is here! With multiple rooms and a massive outdoor garden, there is a cozy spot for everyone to have a drink or get wild on the dance floor. Those looking for strong drinks, loud music, and a party till the sun comes up have found their home. 

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Beit Hapsanter (Piano House) Bar
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Bars, Pubs

Beit Hapsanter

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Beit Hapsanter is a mysterious little bar located on one of the most lively streets in Tel Aviv. Although their official hours say otherwise, Beit Hapsanter claims to “never close,” allowing guests to keep drinking and dancing until they can’t possibly take anymore. With a dark, funky decor and electronic house music creating a distinct atmosphere, Beit Hapsanter will keep you returning. Described as having a “Berlin vibe,” this is not your typical Tel Aviv bar!

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